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Why The Future of Branding is all About Your Storytelling Ability

Just Creative

This article was contributed by Sarah Jay. — “ Brand storytelling is a great way to get your point of across, differentiate your brand, and work out new ideas. Today, if you want to succeed as an entrepreneur or leader, you also have to be a storyteller.” ” – Richard Branson.

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How to Add Text and Fonts in Photoshop


Party flyers and invitations, book and CD covers, and even social media posts like Instagram stories all have one key thing in common: they all use typography! Typography is the art of arranging letters and text in a way that makes the copy legible, clear, and visually appealing.

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20 unique and memorable brand color palettes to inspire you


Color plays a huge role in how your audience perceives you. Whether you’re running a small business as a solopreneur, or working in a big corporate, your business has a brand—and so, you want to choose a unique and memorable brand color palette in order to build a lasting brand identity.

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Web Design Trends and Predictions for 2020

Just Creative

This article has been contributed by Aaron Chichioco. As of January 2020, there were about 1.74 billion websites worldwide and active internet users numbered almost 4.43 billion. This year, you can expect more businesses and institutions to strengthen their online presence.

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30 Minimal Frame Mockups for Access All Areas Members

Spoon Graphics

Access All Areas members have a useful collection of picture frame mockups to download this week, courtesy of Frisk Web Studio.

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10 recommended podcasts for creative freelancers and businesses in 2020

Creative Boom

If you're looking to focus on your creative business this year and you're after some decent inspiration, you can't go far wrong with a podcast. One that gives you that reassuring hug to tell you everything is going to be ok.

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Hilarious Versions of Popular Movie Posters

Designer Daily

Due to the expensive licensing and printing costs, some African movie theaters commission artists to pain custom movie posters. The problem for the artists? Some of them have not even seen the movie they were doing a poster for, so the results are sometimes quite hilarious.

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The Best Brushes for Affinity Designer (Free & Premium Packs)

Spoon Graphics

Affinity Designer is fast becoming a popular alternative to Photoshop. After receiving several messages asking whether I will be providing Affinity compatible tutorials and resources, I have been meaning to pick up a copy myself.

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Leroy Johnson's vibrant mixed media artworks inspired by his love of jazz and Philly

Creative Boom

Artist Leroy Johnson, an 82-year-old Philadelphia native, has an unwavering love and deep respect for the architecture, character, and residents of the place he's always called home.

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Noted: New Logo for DK by Pentagram

Under Consideration / Brand

“One for the Books”. 1974) " DK Publishing is world renowned for its distinctive, highly visual books that inform, inspire, and entertain readers of all ages.

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The 9 Best Courses on Coursera for Designers & Creatives

Just Creative

People are curious by nature and thanks to the internet, anyone curious about a topic or looking to expand their skills or even learn a new skill can take classes online on their time. One of the best options for taking classes online is through Coursera.

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All the Vintage Design Resources You Could Wish for in One Bundle

Spoon Graphics

Of all the different design styles, the vintage look is the most difficult to pull off, unless you have the right materials. Authenticity is the key when it comes to creating realistic vintage artwork, otherwise you end up with a fake-looking digital knock-off.

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New York design studio Gretel mimics movement in dance company rebrand

Creative Boom

New York creative studio Gretel has unveiled its rebrand for the Stefanie Nelson Dancegroup in advance of its 20th anniversary. The identity features a new design language that captures the unique movement style of its dancers.

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Beyond Money: The Hidden Benefits of Web Design Projects

Speckyboy Design Magazine

Not all website design gigs are created equally. The truth is that they will all vary in terms of compensation, scope and the overall experience you have. But just about every project provides you with some type of benefit. They aren’t always monetary.

Build a Brand Like a Pro – 7 Steps to Follow

Just Creative

This article has been contributed by Janil Jean. Building a brand, like building anything else, requires more than just stacking one brick on top of another. If you don’t lay a foundation and build strong walls, you’ll end up with a shaky building that will likely collapse at the first gust of wind.

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Noted: New Name, Logo, and Identity for Equall by StormBrands

Under Consideration / Brand

“All Things Being Equal”. 2000) " Women in Business began in 2000 as a club for the prestigious MBA programme at the London Business School, one of the world's most respected business schools, with 45,000 alumni working across 155 countries.

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Photographs by Jan Enkelmann of 'glamorous' Brits making their way to the races

Creative Boom

Horse racing is the second-most popular spectator sport after football in England. But, of course, it's much more than a sporting event. It's a chance to dress up, show off and be "seen". Photographer Jan Enkelmann wanted to capture a more honest version of events.

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Areas to Be Proactive with Your Web Design Clients

Speckyboy Design Magazine

We talk about it all the time. Being a web designer is about more than just clean code and pretty graphics. There are a number of other roles we play. Psychiatrist, psychic, support technician and all-around guru come to mind.

Best Touchscreen Laptops for Designers

Just Creative

Laptops have come a long way from the big bulky versions that threatened to crack a table in the early 1990s. Today’s laptops are multi-faceted devices and with touchscreens now being added, creatives have a new way to get their work done on the go.

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Squishy Flesh Suits Quilted by Textile Artist Daisy Collingridge


“Clive a portrait” (2019). All images © Daisy Collingridge, used with permission. London-based artist Daisy Collingridge layers amorphous blobs of fabric and textiles to form wearable pastel-colored body suits.

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Straight Forward Design brings Opal Fruits back to life after more than two decades

Creative Boom

If you're old enough to remember the real name for Starburst, then you'll be delighted at this next bit of news. Opal Fruits will be hitting the shelves again for the first time in 22 years, thanks to a nostalgic overhaul by London-based Straight Forward Design. Quite right, too.

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The 35 Best Free Presets for After Effects

Speckyboy Design Magazine

After Effects makes it easy to add finishing touches to any video project. However, as great as After Effects is, there is no doubt that certain actions take a lot of time. If you’re working with a lot of video files, saving time in your workflow is essential.

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The Value Ladder for Designers & Brands

Just Creative

A value ladder is a classic tool that helps you map out your products or services in visual way, in ascending order of value and price. As a designer, have you ever considered how you cater to your client’s needs with a value ladder?

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Reviewed: Friday Likes 314: From Two Times Elliott, Abraham Lule, and Moodley

Under Consideration / Brand

“From Two Times Elliott, Abraham Lule, and Moodley”. A little bit of weirdness wedged in between straightforward typography this week, with work from London, Brooklyn, and Graz. Akt by Two Times Elliott.

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Never-before-seen works by Barnett Freedman, one of the UK's most influential illustrators and designers

Creative Boom

A peer of Eric Ravilious and Edward Burra, Barnett Freedman was a pioneering artist at the interface of modern art and design in 20th century Britain.

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30 Free Logo Mockup PSD Templates for Creatives

Speckyboy Design Magazine

A logo is an important part of every brand identity which is why the presentation of logo design matters. After all, the logo could be used not only on stationery items and a website but also on packaging, billboard ads, product tags, and more.

5 Clever Ways to Avoid a Creative Burnout as a Freelancer

Just Creative

This article was contributed by Abhishek Talreja. Most freelancers go through those dreadful days when nothing seems to work. Times when the creative juices go dry, and just about everything starts to bother you like an irritating little insect.

How Cindy Sherman Revolutionized Portrait Photography

Feature Shoot

Untitled #574 by Cindy Sherman, 2016. Untitled #466 by Cindy Sherman, 2008. The camera acts as a proxy for consciousness: observing, distilling, and recording fragments of time for futures to come.

Slices of Time: Emmanuelle Moureaux to bring her next interactive, rainbow-coloured artwork to London

Creative Boom

Tokyo-based French architect and designer Emmanuelle Moureaux has seduced us all with her ongoing vibrant series, 100 Colors , where she cuts thousands of pieces of paper in 100 shades to create immersive art for all to enjoy.

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15 Free Bootstrap 4 UI Kits

Speckyboy Design Magazine

Bootstrap is one of the most popular design frameworks. One the reasons why it’s so popular is the fact that it’s optimized for mobile devices and has a well-organized grid system along with hundreds of elements that make prototyping and designing for the web a lot easier.

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7-Step Influencer Marketing Strategy to Drive Sales

Just Creative

This article has been contributed by Vincent Sevilla. Anyone who has worked on their social media strategy has heard of influencer marketing. It’s one of the most pervasive digital marketing techniques today, and for good reason.

Beautiful Liquify Logo Animation in After Effects


Beautiful Liquify Logo Animation in After Effects. abduzeedo Jan 24, 2020 I have been going back through old tutorials to fix some of the images that might be broken or with old formatting. The blog has changed quite a lot since we started 12 years ago.

Hundreds of photographs to be sent into space to broadcast a message of peace and unity from humankind

Creative Boom

Want to see your work and name in stars? Portrait of Humanity 2020 is offering photographers the chance to be exhibited in space – the first space mission of its kind in the world. 1854 Media, the publisher of British Journal of Photography, has partnered with ?Sent Sent Into Space?

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“Color Blocking” by Photographer Adam Frint


Adam Frint. Adam Frint’s Website. Adam Frint on Instagram. Photo Adam Frint chicago editor pick member photographer photography

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Best Tablet Keyboards of 2020

Just Creative

With the advancements in technology, many people have started to favor the use of tablets over laptops because of their lightweight design and portability.

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Suadinho: André Gola's Alter Ego

Juxapoz Magazine

We've been wanting to introduce you to Brazil-based illustrator and designer André Gola whose deft drawing brings to life character designs whose clever, witty figures comfortably infiltrate animation, product design, photography, murals, and other public interventions.

Vibrant paintings inspired by advertising and cartoons from The New Yorker in the 1950s

Creative Boom

In his latest series of large-scale paintings, American artist David Salle combines images sourced from vintage advertising with black and white cartoons from copies of The New Yorker from the 1950s.